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Velocity Europe will take place at the beautiful Hotel Maritim ProArte in Berlin on 8-9 November, 2011.

Hotel Reservations

Note: The Hotel Maritim proArte is currently close to being sold out. Find a complete list of Berlin hotels here.

Getting There

By Plane:
From Tegel Airport (10 km): Take the shuttle bus to Friedrichstraße Station.
From Tempelhof Airport(5 km): Take the Underground line 6 to Friedrichstraße Station.
From Schoenfeld Airport (30 km): Take the City Rail S9 to Friedrichstraße Station.

The hotel is a short walk from Friedrichstraße Station.


United Airlines
Purchase your ticket with United or Lufthansa to Europe and receive a minimum 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares! Call United Meetings Desk at 800-521-4041 (U.S.) or (+49)69 5007-0387 (Germany) and speak with a live meeting agent who can assist with your reservation. The meeting code is 564MN.

By Car:
Take the A 10 to the Drewitz Triangle, A 115 to the Funkturm Triangle, leave the motorway at the "Zentrum" exit. Drive along Bismarckstraße, Straße des 17, Juni, Unter den Linden, Friedrichstraße/Maritim proArte hotel (enter from Dorotheenstraße 63.)

Underground parking is provided for 24€/day at MARITIM proArte.

By Rail:
The Friedrichstraße Station is a short walk to the hotel. The Main Station is 3 km away, take the City Rail to Bahnhof Friedrichstraße.

From Berlin Main Station
S5, S7, S75 to stop "Friedrichstraße"

Public transport - the "Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft" (incl. schedules)

Taxi fares:
from Tegel Airport ca. 16€
from Schönefeld Airport ca. 30€
from Berlin Main Station "Hauptbahnhof" ca. 6€

Museums, Events, & Attractions

The Berlin Map

Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin

Friedrichstraße 151
10117 Berlin
P: +49 (30) 2033-4410
Email for group reservations:

The Maritim proArte Hotel is a first class hotel with character. Centrally located in Berlin, its rooms are comfortably equipped with amenities for business travelers. Other hotel features include a spacious lounge, indoor pool with saunas, and fitness room. Two restaurants and the elegant Checkpoint bar "tastefully" serve delicacies to hotel guests.

To make a hotel reservation, please call the Maritim proArte’s reservation center at +49 (30) 2033-4410 or Please reference "Velocity Europe 2011" when contacting the hotel.

There are three choices for room rates at the hotel, based on availability:

  • Superior: single 199€ / double 236€ (soft drinks from the minibar are included, large bathroom, on the upper floors with panoramic view)
  • Comfort: single 179€ / double 216€ (2 soft drinks from the minibar are included, on middle floors)
  • Classic: single 169€ / double 206€

All prices include breakfast and VAT.

The cut-off date for the group rate is 13 September 2011. Reservations received after 13 September 2011 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single or double occupancy, traditional room.

Please provide 72 hours' notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Berlin Tourist Information & Service

Tourist info store at Brandenburger Tor
Pariser Platz / south wing
10117 Berlin
daily 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Concierge Service & Events

Concierge Service & Event GmbH
At Maritim proArte Hotel
Friedrichstraße 150-152
10117 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0)30 2044-540


Cyberport Store Berlin Mitte
Friedrichstraße 50-55
10117 Berlin

Whether you left your power cord at home, or you simply want to window shop.

Books & Culture

Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus
Friedrichstraße 90
10117 Berlin

Bars & Restaurants Around The Venue

You can find a lot of restaurants and bars in Friedrichstraße, Schiffbauerdamm (5 minutes walk from the MARITIM pro Arte), Oranienburger Straße or Torstrasse (10-15 minutes walk from the MARITIM proArte). Smoking is not allowed in restaurants, but is allowed in some small bars. Service is not included and should come to around 10%.

A small selection:

Grill Royal
Friedrichstraße 105b
10117 Berlin
(Hot-spot-restaurant of the Berlin media scene with best meat in town—reservation should be made.)

Ganymed Brasserie Berlin
Schiffbauerdamm 5
10117 Berlin
(Experience savoir-vivre, fresh French cuisine and the authentic charm of a brasserie on the bank of the Spree river.)

Ständige Vertretung Berlin
Schiffbauerdamm 8
10117 Berlin
(Typical German pub where the special German beer brand "kölsch" is being served.)

Bötzow Privat
Linienstraße 113
10115 Berlin
(Typical Berlin dishes and atmosphere.

Schwarzwald Stuben
Tucholskystraße 48
10117 Berlin
(Best south-german food and beer in Berlin.)

Neue Odessa Bar
Torstraße 89
10119 Berlin
(Hip cocktailbar where the young media and art-scene meets.)


Liquidrom Berlin
Möckernstraße 10
10963 Berlin

In November, the average high temperature for Berlin is 44°F (7° C) and the average low temperature is 35°F (2° C). See More information about Berlin weather

Entry Requirements and VISAS

For EU and US citizens, a valid passport is needed to travel to Germany. Passports must be valid at least 6 months beyond intended stay. Travelers must also have tickets or documents for onward travel.

For non-EU and non-US citizens, please check with the Germany embassy or consulate in your country to learn the visa requirements for travel to Germany. Your visa application may require a letter of reference from O'Reilly Media, Inc. proving you will attend Velocity Europe. Please contact if you need such a letter. We advise you to apply for a visa as soon as possible.

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